Brian Simms, Lexington Herald-Leader

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Past articles by Brian:

For 4 days, Billy Graham packed Memorial Coliseum — and part of UK’s football stadium

Evangelist Billy Graham visited the University of Kentucky campus in 1971 for a four-day Central Kentucky Crusade. It was the only crusade visit to Lexington for the man who would become the most-widely heard Christian evangelist in history. → Read More

Lexington events in the week ahead

Lexington events in the week ahead include the Phoenix Festival, the St. James Court Art Show, Keeneland Fall Meet, Freaky Friday Flicks and Commemorating The Battle Of Perryville. → Read More

Lexington events in the week ahead

Lexington events in the week ahead include Bruno Mars concert in Louisville, the start of Fall, The World Chicken Festival and the NASCAR XFINITY Series’ VisitMyrtleBeach.com at Kentucky Motor Speedway. → Read More

Lexington events in the week ahead

Lexington events in the week ahead include the Kentucky Bourbon Festival in Bardstown, the Jefferson Street Soirée, Christ the King Oktoberfest, Festival Latino de Lexington, Gallery Hop and the Kentucky Women Writers Conference. → Read More

Lexington events in the week ahead

Lexington events in the week ahead include the last day at Lexington city pools, the Roots & Heritage Festival begins, the Doggie Paddle, the Waveland Art Fair and Kentucky football’s home opener. → Read More

Lexington events in the week ahead

Lexington events in the week ahead include the Kentucky Theatre’s Summer Classic Series ending, the last home game for the Lexington Legends, the Bluegrass Classic Dog Show, Red, White and Boom, the Daniel Boone Pioneer Festival, the Fest-Of-Ales and jazz at the Henry Clay Estate. → Read More

Week ahead: Chevy Chase Street Fair, First day of classes at UK and more

Lexington events in the week ahead include the solar eclipse, the first day of classes at UK, the Chevy Chase Street Fair and the MoonTower Music Festival. → Read More

Week ahead: Woodland Art Fair, Picnic With the Pops, state fair and more

Lexington events in the week ahead include two Lexington pools closing, first day of school for Fayette County public schools, the Kentucky State Fair, the Wild and Scenic Film Festival, move-in day for UK students, high school football beginning, Picnic With the Pops by the Lexington Philharmonic, the last Fountain Films on Friday at Triangle Park and the Woodland Art Fair. → Read More

Week ahead: Crave Lexington, A Midsummer Night’s Run

Lexington events in the week ahead include the Crave Lexington food and music festival and the Midsummer Night’s Run through downtown Lexington. → Read More

Week ahead: Ballet Under the Stars, UK football fan day, Fancy Farm and more

Lexington events in the week ahead include the Kentucky Bank Tennis Championships, the World’s Longest Yard Sale, Ballet Under the Stars, Fayette County Public School’s back to school rallies, Kentucky football fan day, Shakertown Craft Fair, Fancy Farm and three pools closing for the season. → Read More

Week ahead: Hats Off to Kentucky’s Horse Industry, Food Truck Friday, UK football media day and more

Central Kentucky events in the week ahead include Pioneer Life Week at Carter Caves State Park, ‘Baskerville: A Sherlock Holmes Mystery’ playing at Pioneer Playhouse, Food Truck Friday, a bug search at Raven Run Nature Sanctuary, Hats Off to Kentucky’s Horse Industry Day at the Kentucky Horse Park and Kentucky football media day. → Read More

Week ahead: ‘Legally Blonde’, Bluegrass Fair ends and more

Lexington events in the week ahead include Legally Blonde The Musicial at the Lexington Opera House, Lexarts Gallery Hop and the end of the Lexington Lions Club Bluegrass Fair. → Read More

Week ahead: Concours d’Elegance, Bluegrass Fair, Fountain Films, WWE and more

Lexington events in the week ahead include Lexington Burger Week, SEC football Media Days, the Lexington Lions Club Bluegrass Fair at Masterson Station Park, Breyerfest, Fountain Films on Friday at Triangle Park, Forecastle music festival, Concours d’Elegance at Keeneland and WWE at Rupp Arena. → Read More

Week ahead: Junior League Horse Show, ‘TheWiz’ at Woodland Park, NASCAR and more

Lexington events in the week ahead include the Great American Pie Contest And Ice Cream Social, the Junior League Horse Show at The Red Mile, a patriotic concert at Transylvania, the Bluegrass 10K, a downtown parade, fireworks, Summerfest presents “The Wiz” at Woodland Park, the Berea Craft Festival and NASCAR’s Quaker State 400 at Kentucky Speedway. → Read More

Week Ahead: Miss Kentucky crowned, Bruce Hornsby, and more

Lexington events in the week ahead include Bluegrass 10K registration and the Miss Kentucky Pageant. → Read More

Week ahead: Lexington Pride Festival, Opera Under the Stars, Arsenio Hall and more

Lexington events in the week ahead include summer beginning, former UK basketball players at the NBA draft, the Ashland Lawn Party, the Lexington Pride Festival and Opera Under the Stars at Moondance at Midnight Pass Amphitheater. → Read More

Week ahead: Beer Cheese Festival, Bluegrass BBQ Fest, Festival of the Bluegrass and more

Lexington events in the week ahead include the state baseball tournament at Whitaker Bank Ballpark, the Festival of the Bluegrass at the Kentucky Horse Park, the Bluegrass BBQ Fest, UK Opera Theatre: ‘It’s A Grand Night for Singing’, the Lexington Humane Society’s annual Mutt Strut and Winchester’s Beer Cheese Festival. → Read More

Week ahead: Brass Band Festival, Free Friday Flicks, Southland Jamboree and more

Lexington events in the week ahead include Memorial Day ceremony at Camp Nelson National Cemetery, Southland Jamboree 2017 season, the Kentucky Theatre’s Summer Classics Series showing Casablanca, the St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Country Fair, the 400 Mile Sale, Free Friday Flicks at Jacobson Park, Family Fun Ride and Swingin’ on Short. → Read More

Week ahead: Pools open, Kentucky Theatre’s Summer Classics Series and more

Lexington events in the week ahead include Parks & Recreation’s pools opening, Kris Kristofferson at a Kentucky Theatre screening of ‘Pat Garrett and Billy the Kid’, the Kentucky Theatre’s Summer Classics Series returns, Fayette County public high schools graduation at Rupp Arena and the Cluck Tour de Coops. → Read More

Week ahead: Maserati Mingle, Border collies, Francisco’s Farm Arts Festival and more

Lexington events in the week ahead include the Bluegrass Classic Stockdog Trial, the last day of school, the Maserati Mingle, Taste of the Bluegrass, Gallery Hop, Founders’ Day Festival at McConnell Springs, the Francisco’s Farm Arts Festival and Addie’s Day at Kentucky Children’s Garden. → Read More